Definition of fandom in English:

fandom

noun

  • 1mass noun The state or condition of being a fan of someone or something.

    ‘my 17 years of sports fandom’
    ‘an extensive questionnaire determined levels of Harry Potter fandom on a scale of one to five’
    • ‘The film is foremost a portrait of fandom, not stardom.’
    • ‘"I'm honored by your fandom," said Pakula.’
    • ‘The series also satirized Japanese fandom, in particular the figure of the geeky "fanboy," or otaku.’
    • ‘Fandom by 1972 had exploded into an international phenomenon with conventions and assorted gatherings taking place all over our planet.’
    • ‘This passionate proximity combined with a tragic distance is the core of fandom.’
    • ‘It's not an act of fandom, but of selfishness and laziness.’
    • ‘Most stories of Kurosawa fandom begin the same way: with a bootlegged copy of one his films from the mid to late Nineties.’
    • ‘Andrew Horn's documentary keeps just the right chilled distance from its evanescent subject matter and pays due reverence to Klaus without falling into titillation or fandom.’
    • ‘Only problem was, upon viewing these so-called camp classics the first time through, I was neither impressed nor moved to fandom.’
    1. 1.1count noun The fans of a particular person, team, fictional series, etc. regarded collectively as a community or subculture.
      ‘the Breaking Bad fandom’
      ‘of course, every fandom has its extreme members’
      • ‘Not all but most fandoms are dominated quite heavily by women when it comes to writing.’
      • ‘I think an eye and ear for those fandoms were what made Marvel great, long ago.’
      • ‘Nothing against HP and LotR fans, we're just bound to be different because of the nature of our fandoms.’
      • ‘Large "fandoms" erupt around popular anime series, widely read books like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, and cult movies like The Matrix.’
      • ‘Most of the people who talk intelligently about fandom are speaking from years of experience in multiple fandoms.’
      • ‘I consider "Harry Potter", "Lord of the Rings", and "Pirates of the Caribbean" to be the three biggest fandoms.’
      • ‘It fostered a vigorous but conservatively minded fandom, which still flourishes and holds many conventions, large and small.’
      • ‘X-Men has a strong fandom.’
      • ‘While the writers in my fandom are definitely interested in craft matters, almost all of them are much more picky about the feedback I give them than my mentees are.’
      • ‘The franchiseis struggling to reconnect with a fandom pledging allegiance to Florida Gators football and split among in-state NFL clubs Tampa Bay and Miami as well as the Jaguars.’
      • ‘When you claim to be writing "fanfic" in such-and-such a fandom, you are assumed to be using that fandom to its fullest extent.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from fan + -dom.

Pronunciation

fandom

/ˈfandəm/